President Barack Obama was diagnosed with acid reflux following tests at a Washington-area military hospital in response to complaints of a sore throat.
Ronny L. Jackson, the president’s physician, said an examination this morning at the White House found swelling in the back of Obama’s throat. A subsequent CT scan later today at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, indicated the cause was acid reflux.
“The president’s symptoms are consistent with soft tissue inflammation related to acid reflux and will be treated accordingly,” Jackson said in an e-mailed statement.
Reflux is a condition in which acidic stomach fluid is regurgitated and generates “heartburn” by irritating the esophagus and sometimes the back of the throat. http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articl...y-hospital